Developing devices to demonstrate the value of new polymers
Our group is internationally recognized for a complete chain‐of‐knowledge approach spanning from synthesis to device fabrication. In our view, integration of newly‐developed polymers into devices that employ their functionality is essential for demonstrating scientific and economic value. To pursue this integrated approach, we employ staff members with strong expertise in organic synthesis, self-assembly, nano‐ and micro‐structuring, polymer chemistry and technology, mechanics, device optics and physics. We have extensive expertise in manufacturing and testing of devices on a prototype scale.
We develop functional materials by utilizing top‐down and bottom‐up strategies combining molecular design and synthesis, processing and device integration. For bottom‐up structuring of polymers we often apply self‐organization of photopolymerizable liquid crystals into defect‐free, monolithic structures with a wide variety of molecular architectures and functionalities. Often used top-down techniques are photolithography, photo-embossing, holography and (inkjet) printing.
Meet our staff
Our research lines
The mission of the Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials & Devices group is to educate students in the field of polymer materials spanning from synthesis to device fabrication.
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
4D Printed Light-Responsive Patterned Liquid Crystal Elastomer Actuators Using a Single Structural Color InkAdvanced Materials Technologies (2023)
Photonic Liquid Crystal Polymer Absorbent for Immobilization and Detection of Gaseous Nerve Agent SimulantsApplied Optical Materials (2023)
A multifunctional structural coloured electronic skin monitoring body motion and temperatureSoft Matter (2023)
Temporal tuning of illuminance and spectrum: Effect of a full-day dynamic lighting pattern on well-being, performance and sleep in simulated office environmentBuilding and Environment (2023)
Programming Thermochromic Liquid Crystal Hetero-Oligomers for Near-Infrared ReflectorsMacromolecules (2023)
Meet our Alumni
Hitesh works as European New Product Development Leader at Owens Corning.
Jurica works as Assistant Professor at the MERLN Technology-Inspired Institute for Regenerative Medicine .
Marc del Pozo Puig
Marc is Team Leader for New Product Introductions (NPI) at IAI industrial systems
Marina Pilz del Cunha
Marina works as Lead Technology Scout at Findest
Visiting addressHelix (STO 0.33)Het Kranenveld 145612 AE EindhovenNetherlands
Postal addressDepartment of Chemical Engineering and ChemistryP.O. Box 5135600 MB EindhovenNetherlands
General informationm.c.m.voragen@ tue.nl